Magic Planet opens A380 flight simulator
Dubai, July 2, 2014
Magic Planet, City Centre Mirdif, a market leader in family entertainment in Dubai, has launched a new flight simulator for budding pilots and curious daredevils to learn how to fly the Airbus A380.
The Airbus 380 simulator features technology by iPilot, a world leading operator of flight simulator experiences that enable customers to experience the thrill of flying the world’s largest passenger jet. Offering a total immersion experience in an enclosed cockpit, even real pilots can train in them.
Customers are accompanied by instructors, many of which are experienced pilots, to give them an overview of the experience and explain the standard operating procedures before take-off or landing at more than 24,000 airports worldwide.
Omar El-Banna, sales and marketing director at Majid Al Futtaim- Leisure & Entertainment, said: “Our newest partner, iPilot is an exciting new attraction that complements Magic Planet’s diverse mix of family-oriented leisure pursuits. In addition to the unique experience this innovative technology brings, iPilot incorporates an educational component that will certainly give us an edge in exceeding customers’ satisfaction while providing great moments.”
iPilot was founded in 2009 by German entrepreneur and amateur pilot Wolfram Schleuter and has grown to nine locations in five countries. Experiences at iPilot start at Dh270 ($73.5) and the attraction caters to individuals, team building and other corporate activities. – TradeArabia News Service